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Boeing 737-900 (N248AK) - Caught here in "golden hour" (7:15 AM) morning light that is being diffused and made rather murky by a blanket of low level wildfire smoke hanging over the airport and the city; Alaska's N248AK, dressed in the "Boeing 100 Years Strong" special livery, accelerates down 16L to begin a new revenue day with a RNO-SEA trip.
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Boeing 737-900 (N248AK)


Caught here in "golden hour" (7:15 AM) morning light that is being diffused and made rather murky by a blanket of low level wildfire smoke hanging over the airport and the city; Alaska's N248AK, dressed in the "Boeing 100 Years Strong" special livery, accelerates down 16L to begin a new revenue day with a RNO-SEA trip.


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
There wasn't one cloud in the sky, but the grayish smoke definitely altered the golden sunrise color and created the color tints seen in this shot. Fortunately, the smoke layer was not extremely thick or the pic would have portrayed a dismal "rainy day" environment.
Darryl Sarno
Fantastic shot Gary! Great lighting! All 5!
Tom Vance
This is a great shot and jet Gman....! I bet you are wearing a mask and it aint for Covid! Good luck with the smoke we've been layered since June 30th, with 5 days clear only in Redding and it's been smoke everyday, no sunrise, sunsets are beat read sun shine and ugly.......good luck!
peter tomlinson
Gary.....I attempted to upload a picture of a HC144 Ocean Sentry , but to no avail . How can I complete the upload ?
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi, Peter. Most likely it is simply because the dimensions of the photo are too large. (If you try to upload a pic that is larger than the program can handle, it rejects the upload.) Just use a program to reduce the size dimensions and try again. For a guideline re: dimensions, I usually reduce to 1760 x 880 or so ... anywhere in that area ... and mine load up OK.
peter tomlinson
File size is 365Kb , 1084 x 591 .
I do not have a tail number , the aircraft is a U.S. Coast Guard plane . When I enter the model number , invalid appears on the form .

BTW , the reason I am contacting you is that a few years ago you helped me with some info , after I had posted the pic on Flightaware .
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi again, Peter .....
Geesh. the file size is fine. No way is it too large. I must admit I do not understand why it won't upload. Have you tried just uploading it without entering any info into the boxes? If you can get it to load into the gallery without entering any info, you can put all the appropriate info into the DESCRIPTION BOX under the photo. True, the picture won't display any title, but you would have the info in the description box. I truly wish I could assist you but I have no idea why it won't load. Perhaps it is too small?? You might try enlarging the file size to some dimension like 1280 x ???. A small enlargement should not have too much adverse impact on the photo's clarity / quality. It can't hurt to try ....
ken kemper
Cool Shot.........

I can see the forest fire spoke by your mountain.

Hope your home is far enough away from any threatening fire.
Dwight Hartje
Excellent short of the "100 Years Strong" Livery in some great morning lighting, Gary!
Gavin Hughes
Certainly glad we don't have that wildfire problem and to have to breathe that smoke (but summer is still to come) but it does make for some beautiful color tones. A very nice capture in what would be physically trying conditions. Well done.
Uwe Zinke
perfect pic Gary!!
William Owens
I always wonder what the guy on the tail actually had on his mind when the original pic was taken…Hmmm, wonder if the salmon are running this morning…
C.W. Reed
Another 5 star photo my friend:-)

Sb Harrison
Alaska air my fav ,like the plane
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20-Jul-2024 B739Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l ()Portland Intl () 05:18PM CST 08:22PM PDT Scheduled
20-Jul-2024 B739San Francisco Int'l ()Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l () 11:22AM PDT 03:36PM CST Scheduled
20-Jul-2024 B739Los Angeles Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 09:00AM PDT 10:04AM PDT Scheduled
20-Jul-2024 B739Anchorage Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 01:39AM AKDT 07:58AM PDT Scheduled
19-Jul-2024 B739Los Angeles Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 08:00PM PDT 11:45PM AKDT Scheduled
19-Jul-2024 B739Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:02PM CST 06:25PM PDT En Route
19-Jul-2024 B739Los Angeles Intl ()Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Int'l () 11:50AM PDT 03:23PM CST 2:32
18-Jul-2024 B739Portland Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 09:30PM PDT 11:30PM PDT 2:00
18-Jul-2024 B739Harry Reid Intl ()Portland Intl () 05:58PM PDT 07:43PM PDT 1:44
18-Jul-2024 B739Portland Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 02:30PM PDT 04:20PM PDT 1:50
18-Jul-2024 B739San Diego Intl ()Portland Intl () 10:35AM PDT 12:33PM PDT 1:57
18-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Diego Intl () 05:56AM PDT 08:13AM PDT 2:17
17-Jul-2024 B739Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:18PM EDT 10:28PM PDT 5:09
17-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 10:43AM PDT 06:51PM EDT 5:07
17-Jul-2024 B739Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:41AM EDT 08:54AM PDT 4:12
16-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 10:22PM PDT 04:59AM EDT (+1) 3:36
16-Jul-2024 B739Los Angeles Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:08PM PDT 08:11PM PDT 2:03
16-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 02:27PM PDT 04:47PM PDT 2:19
16-Jul-2024 B739Anchorage Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:21AM AKDT 12:32PM PDT 3:10
15-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 11:52PM PDT 01:54AM AKDT (+1) 3:02
15-Jul-2024 B739St Louis Lambert Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:34PM CDT 09:32PM PDT 3:57
15-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 01:06PM PDT 06:20PM CDT 3:13
15-Jul-2024 B739Sacramento Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 10:03AM PDT 11:37AM PDT 1:33
15-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 07:20AM PDT 08:42AM PDT 1:21
15-Jul-2024 B739Portland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:10AM PDT 05:40AM PDT 0:30
15-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Portland Intl () 12:18AM PDT 12:44AM PDT 0:26
14-Jul-2024 B739Charleston Intl/AFB ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:43PM EDT 09:54PM PDT 5:11
14-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Charleston Intl/AFB () 09:25AM PDT 05:00PM EDT 4:35
14-Jul-2024 B739Metro Oakland Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:08AM PDT 07:43AM PDT 1:35
13-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Metro Oakland Intl () 10:43PM PDT 12:24AM PDT (+1) 1:40
13-Jul-2024 B739Washington Dulles Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:00PM EDT 09:05PM PDT 5:04
13-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Washington Dulles Intl () 09:45AM PDT 05:03PM EDT 4:18
13-Jul-2024 B739Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 06:24AM CDT 08:21AM PDT 3:57
12-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 05:56PM PDT 11:40PM CDT 3:43
12-Jul-2024 B739John F Kennedy Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:16PM EDT 02:32PM PDT 5:15
11-Jul-2024 B739San Diego Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 10:50PM PDT 06:52AM EDT (+1) 5:02
11-Jul-2024 B739Tampa Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:15PM EDT 08:28PM PDT 4:12
11-Jul-2024 B739San Diego Intl ()Tampa Intl () 10:24AM PDT 05:33PM EDT 4:09
10-Jul-2024 B739Washington Dulles Intl ()San Diego Intl () 06:26PM EDT 08:14PM PDT 4:48
10-Jul-2024 B739San Francisco Int'l ()Washington Dulles Intl () 07:26AM PDT 03:14PM EDT 4:47
09-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()San Francisco Int'l () 10:45PM PDT 12:22AM PDT (+1) 1:37
09-Jul-2024 B739Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:09PM CDT 09:03PM PDT 3:53
09-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 12:24PM PDT 05:57PM CDT 3:33
09-Jul-2024 B739Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 08:19AM MST 10:51AM PDT 2:31
09-Jul-2024 B739Anchorage Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 12:11AM AKDT 06:23AM MST 5:12
08-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 08:37PM PDT 10:36PM AKDT 2:59
08-Jul-2024 B739Anchorage Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 02:31PM AKDT 06:49PM PDT 3:18
08-Jul-2024 B739Deadhorse ()Anchorage Intl () 10:50AM AKDT 12:16PM AKDT 1:25
08-Jul-2024 B739Anchorage Intl ()Deadhorse () 08:28AM AKDT 09:52AM AKDT 1:24
07-Jul-2024 B739Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Anchorage Intl () 10:19PM PDT 12:27AM AKDT (+1) 3:07
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